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Tacitus : Histories Book I - Cornelius Tacitus


Histories Book I

By: Cornelius Tacitus, Cynthia Damon (Editor), P. E. Easterling (Editor), Philip Hardie (Editor), Richard Hunter (Editor)


Published: 27th March 2003
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As the first historical work by Rome's greatest historian, the Histories hold a crucial place in the study of Latin literature. Book I covers the beginning of the infamous "Year of the Four Emperors" (69 c.e.), which brought imperial Rome to the brink of destruction after the demise of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Its account of the ensuing power struggles is unmatched for detail and interest. This edition includes the Latin text and provides a complete commentary accessible to students of intermediate level as well as an extensive introduction discussing historical, literary and stylistic issues.

'I welcome and appreciate Cynthia Damon's new commentary on Book I as a lifeline to a difficult piece of Tacitean text and can only wish it had come much earlier. ... the principles of Tacitean style and use of sources are easily transferable: this aspect of the commentary will greatly facilitate both the teaching of this difficult author, whose style is as much a part of his historical vision as it the material he chooses, and new scholarship, which can turn its attention in different directions. To those who know enough Latin to attempt Tacitus, D. has given an excellent example of what the genre of commentary can achieve in difficult literary circumstances.' Holly Haynes, Dartmouth College

Corneli Taciti Historiarvm Liber Primvs
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ISBN: 9780521578226
ISBN-10: 0521578221
Series: Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics : Book 1
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 27th March 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.7  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.39